Salar de Uyuni – Atacama (boluyu03)

Summary: 3-day shared tour of the Salar de Uyuni, beginning in Uyuni and ending in San Pedro de Atacama
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Availability: All year
Price per person: US$ 196.00
Minimum: 1 person
Times: 10:30 am to 01:00 pm + 2
Meeting point: In the center of Uyuni
Cancellation policy: See below for booking conditions

Itinerary:
Day 1:
The excursion will begin at 10:30 am. We will leave Uyuni and head to the Train Graveyard, just 10 minutes outside the city. The Salar de Uyuni covers an area of approximately 10,582 square kilometers. The layer of salt is between 6 and 10 meters deep, making it the thickest salt deposit in the world (it is estimated that the Salar de Uyuni contains around 10 billion tons of salt, or sodium chloride, lithium, boron, magnesium, potassium, strontium, etc.). We will explore the pyramids of salt, where workers remove the layer of salt and pile it up so it can dry out in the sun. Following this drying process, the salt is transported to the village of Colchani to be processed and sold. We will continue to the Hotel de Sal [“Hotel of Salt”], the first hotel to be built from salt blocks, situated in the middle of the salt pans and now a museum. Visitors can enter the hotel and take photographs. Incahuasi Island is an extraordinarily beautiful tourist attraction where a number of giant cacti grow to heights of up to 12 meters. Devil’s Cave and Cave of Galaxies – San Pedro de Quemes or Aguaquiza (overnight).

  • Excursion in shared service
  • Spanish-speaking guide and driver
  • Lunch and evening meal
  • Accommodation in San Pedro de Quemes or Aguaquiza

Day 2:
At 07:00 am we will set off for the Stone Army – Lake Cañapa – Lake Chiarcota – Lake Honda –
Lake Ramaditas, small lakes where large flocks of flamingoes can be observed, and the Siloli Desert – Petrified Tree, Lake Colorada situated at 4278 meters above sea level and covering an area of approximately 60 square kilometers, and
Huayllajara, where we will spend the night.

  • Excursion in shared service
  • Spanish-speaking guide and driver
  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
  • Accommodation in Huayllajara

Day 3:
At 04:30 am we will depart for the Geysers – Fumaroles – Thermal Pools – Dalí Rocks – Lake Verde, situated at the center of the Licancabur volcano, at 4350 meters above sea level (with an approximate surface area of 17 square kilometers, the lake’s waters contain arsenic, lead, sulfur, borax and calcium carbonate, which produces a white foam that is ejected from the shores of the lake. At 10:30 am we will travel to San Pedro de Atacama, arriving in the town at around 01:00 pm.

  • Excursion in shared service
  • Spanish-speaking guide and driver
  • Breakfast, lunch

Included:

  • Shared transport with Spanish-speaking guide and driver
  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meal during the tour
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • Accommodation nights 1 and 2

Not included:

  • Evening meal in San Pedro de Atacama third day
  • Drinks
  • Pick-up from hotel
  • Entrance to Incahuasi Island (US$ 5.00)
  • Entrance to the Devil’s and Galaxies caves (US$ 4.00)
  • Entrance to the Eduardo Avaroa National Park (US$ 22.00)
  • Hot shower (US$ 2.00)
  • Tips
  • Accommodation in Uyuni
  • Accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama

Optional services:

  • Not applicable

How to book:

  • Select your departure date from the calendar.
  • Select the time.
  • Select the number of persons.
  • Select the optional services you’d like to add.
  • Click on “Book now”.
  • Pay online.

Once you have completed payment, the booking will be subject to confirmation according to availability. If you’d like to check availability before paying, write to us at info@travelatin.com.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho
  • Canteen or sports bottle

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I book the tour?
We accept bookings a minimum of 3 days in advance.

Cancellation policy:
If the booking is cancelled 10 days in advance the amount refunded will be 100%.
If the booking is cancelled 5 days in advance the amount refunded will be 50%.
If the booking is cancelled 3 days in advance the amount refunded will be 30%.
If the booking is cancelled 2 days in advance 100% of the amount paid will be retained.

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